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Metro REALTORS Rebuild Communities in Hurricane-ravaged Areas On Wednesday, September 19, 2007, the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®, the North Metro REALTORS® Association, the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®, and the Southern Twin Cities Association of REALTORS® participated in a special Habitat for Humanity build. Members from all four associations built the exterior and interior walls of the home, which will be shipped to Biloxi, MS and assembled for a family affected by Hurricane Katrina. The REALTORS® Rebuilding Communities project involved the four metro REALTOR® associations as well as the Duluth Area Association of REALTORS® and Faribault Area Association of REALTORS®. It supports the National Association of REALTORS’® Hurricane Katrina Relief, which has donated over $5.8 billion to the hurricane-affected areas and continues to draw attention to the needs of those communities. Jerry Teeson, who sits on the North Metro REALTORS® Association Board of Directors, was instrumental in the project by acquiring in-kind donations and coordinating the event. Finding REALTORS® to dedicate their time and money was not difficult, though. Jerry Teeson exclaimed that, “This was an unbelievable project and it turned out to be an incredible day. It is just another example of REALTORS® helping the community, whether that is here locally or in other areas that need more attention.” Donations from the public and the REALTOR® associations totaled over $70,000. As a special bonus, all contributors were able to sign the lumber used to construct the home. Members from all over the metro participated as building volunteers: Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®: Kevin Knudsen with Coldwell Banker Burnet; Butch Zelinsky with Re/Max Results; Amy Ransom with Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® North Metro REALTORS® Association: Ron Markgraf from Edina Realty; Larry Von Mosch from Re/Max Associates Plus; Mike Nehmzow from Get you Moved Realty Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®: Don Skelly with Coldwell Banker Burnet; Dick Mesenburg with Edina Realty; Heide Offord with Re/Max Executives Southern Twin Cities Association of REALTORS®: Rick Ketterling from RHS Realty; Tony Ashworth from RHS Realty; Andy May from MW Johnson and Associates. The four Twin Cities REALTOR® associations represent over 18,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry and are the leading resources for real estate information.